529. Soldier 2008 (Fu Br 41)

This version of Victorinox Soldier 2008 (militarian version of civilian Trailmaster) I bought accidentally here, in Ukraine. I was surprised with a logo, printed on top scale – something which was called a “Fu Br 41“.
After short (very short) investigation I founf information about this Swiss army unit – Command Support Brigade 41.
In Deutch it sounds more dramatically (I’m not sure that can pronounce it ;):
Die Führungsunterstützungsbrigade 41 
Besides that, it’s a regular SAK 2008 (year of production is 2011).
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Related models:

  • Trailmaster (Trekker)
  • Forester

515. Cheese knife

The Victorinox Cheese knife was released in 2013 specially for US market. As probably you know, original version of this knife (also known as Käsemesser) was released exclusively for Switzerland Cheese Marketing AG as limited series in 2010. Probably, Victorinox decided to renew success of this model and as result new model was released. It’s almost the same knife, but with few small discrepancies:

  • now knife includes tweezers;
  • usual scales with printed shield on it;
  • lock-release button is grey;
  • no etchings on blade;
  • regular box instead of special packaging (version in blister packaging also was available).
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Related models:

  • Käsemesser
  • Hardwood Cheese knife

503. Forester OH

The Victorinox Forester is a 3-layer 111-mm which was produced in several variations – with One-hand and regular blades, with standart neylon and Dual-Grip scales. Current instance is a Ohe-hand variation with serrated blade and usual black scales.

Interesting  fact: version with One-hand regular (non-serrated) blade was produced during a very short period and for now it’s a highly collectible item!

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Related models
  • Trailmaster
  • Rucksack

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499. Adventurer (BSA)

The Victorinox Adventurer is a very old and popular 111-mm knife with simple set of tools. Usually it was produced with plain main blade only, but specially for BSA, it was released with serrated blade (version with plain blade and BSA print also known, but I still haven’t it 🙁

P.S. Usually I’m trying add to my posts some related images (from old catalogs etc.), but just today I’ve mentioned that in this brochure (see image below) from Victorinox, Fieldmaster model annonced as Huntsman. Is it mistake, what do you think?

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1082x836_Victorinox 1990 Brochure - Scouting Models - Side 2

Related models:

  • Centurion
  • Alpineer
  • Picknicker

489. Trailmaster OH

I’ve already described both variations of Victorinox Trailmaster models (with One-Hand and regular blade) before in my blog.

This instance is a newer variation of OH version; in comparision with older one, it has more circular hole on main blade (see last picture)

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Related models:

  • GAK / Soldier 2008
  • Forester

463. Nomad OH

Nomad is a 2 layer 111-mm knife with the base set of tools. Initially it was available with standart black neylon scales, but later (in 2010-2011) several modifications were introduced:

  1. Nomad with Dual Grip scales
  2. Nomad with Dual Grip scales and with One hand blade
  3. Nomad with regular (black) scales and One hand blade – current one

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Related models:

  • Picknicker
  • Centurion
  • Adventurer

460. Hunter XT-CS

At the beggining I should say that Hunter XT-CS is an unofficial name for the knife which was released as known Hunter XT, but with corkscrew instead of Phillips screwdriver. In Canadian marker this knife was known as Hiker XT.

Hunter XT-CS, like all other knives in Hunter series, announced in 2012 year, doesn’t have layer with can-opener and cap-lifter. It’s uncommon decision, because all other 111-mm knives (except some limited editions for Czech market) has these tools.

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Related models:

  • Hunter XT
  • Hunter XS

453. Skipper

Victorinox Skipper is a 4-layers 111-mm knife oriented for marine usage. As previously reviewed Helmsman, it also has unusual blue scales with Windrose print and includes special tool: shackle opener with marlin-spike.

In comparision with Helmsman, this knife has additional pliers and inline Phillips screwdriver. Instead of backside Phillips screwdriver it has corkscrew.

Similar to the Helmsman, Skipper exists with two types of serrated main blade:
  • fully serrated  (Skipper CS ???)
  • ¾ serrated

Version with red coloured scales probably also exists (as earlier models), but I didn’t seen them.

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Related models:

  • Helmsman
  • Skipper CS